"A few Baghdadis drove under the sweltering midday sun honking horns as passengers hung out the windows waving flags and yelling euphorically."
So, I guess if the guys who live in New York are called New Yorkers, & the folks who reside in Texas are known as Texans, then the Iraqis who call Baghdad home are referred to as...Baghdadis?
When I first started this enterprise, visions of eurudite pronouncements danced in my head. But truthfully, y'all, it all comes down to my opinion on things.
And I could ooze loquaciously on so many fronts. To generate "traffic," & all that janx. But I basically choose to post about those items of interest to moi.
You've read here before about Our Humble High School, & its preponderance of military brats. We took 9/11 mighty seriously. But one thing I've noticed. No one I teach, from the cherub of the 1-Star General to the progeny of the Drill Sergeant, is really totally convinced that Iraq was such a great idea.
My old blog layout was black--remember that?--and featured a Superior San Fran Snap. Shot, I might add, by Ella Numera Dos, she of recent blogging fame. Some of my readers thought the blog's header & its paen to an SFO icon meant I was a liberal, whatever that really means.
The fact is that my youngest chica snapped that iconic shot. And I posted the snap because it's a superior rendition, in old school color, made to look like b&w. That's it. Nada más.
I can't argue the merits of the Iraq invasion...with any great intelligence, anyway. Since 12 of my former students have been thru that revolving door known as Baghdad, I'm only hoping for a relatively calm, peaceful outcome, is all. And now that US troops have started their withdrawal, it'll be interesting to see how the natives handle things.
Before I changed it up, my retro blog design also featured the above snap of John Lennon. The caption read, "He was protesting a different war, but still..."
That's just about how I feel, I guess. I'm sending positive vibes toward the Fertile Crescent & hoping things turn out OK for the Iraqis.
They need to take control of their own lives, their own country. Who's their Baghdadi, anyway?